IE Window sizing

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Guest

Running XP Pro on dell xps 400. When I open IE the window is not full screen.
I can manually resize the window. Is there a way to have IE default to a full
screen view when opened?
 
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Gary S. Terhune

Full Screen or Maximized? If all you want is for IE to open Maximized, then
open IE, set it to Maximized, then hold down the left Ctrl key and click the
windows closed using the red X. Open IE again. Should open Maximized.
 
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Guest

Gary
As a computer novice I'm not really sure of the difference between full
screen or maximize... If i had my druthers...I would prefer "full screen"...
However, I have tried what you suggested.. Seems not to hold on my system.
When i reopen IE or other applications...they still do not open full screen
(or maximized)...
Thanks
Barry
 
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Guest

Byte
I am a computer novice...the link you suggested would have me tweaking the
registry...I'm afraid from all I've read that this is not a good thing to do
unless one knows what they are doing...Which I clearly do not..
Thanks for the try
Barry
 
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Gary S. Terhune

Well, that's the best I can offer. Sorry it didn't work for you. It does for
most.
 
G

Guest

BARRY1210 said:
Running XP Pro on dell xps 400. When I open IE the window is not full screen.
I can manually resize the window. Is there a way to have IE default to a full
screen view when opened?


You need to stretch the Window to Full screen by Hold down the Left side
mouse and drag
out in all directions (Up, Down, Left, Right) click on a link or type a link
the address bar then close the Window.
Hit Refresh or F5 and close, next time you open a new link or new window it
will open in Maximized Screen/window.

Another, Right click the IE icon on your Desktop and select Properties from
the list.
On the Properties window click Shortcut tab and make sure these settings are
correct:
Target: [ "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" ]
Start in:[%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% ]
Shortcut Key: [ None ]
Run: [ Normal Window ][v]

Click [OK] after Finishing and Hit F5 to refresh.

If it doesn't do it try the REG file here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEMax
HTH.
Regards,
nass
 
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PA Bear

1. Close all but one (1) IE window.

2. With your mouse, "grab" the opposing corners/edges of the IE window and
"stretch" it to the desired size.

3. Close the IE window.

The resized window MUST be the last window closed for its size to be
"remembered", Barry.
--
IE-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
 
G

Guest

Thank you

nass said:
BARRY1210 said:
Running XP Pro on dell xps 400. When I open IE the window is not full screen.
I can manually resize the window. Is there a way to have IE default to a full
screen view when opened?


You need to stretch the Window to Full screen by Hold down the Left side
mouse and drag
out in all directions (Up, Down, Left, Right) click on a link or type a link
the address bar then close the Window.
Hit Refresh or F5 and close, next time you open a new link or new window it
will open in Maximized Screen/window.

Another, Right click the IE icon on your Desktop and select Properties from
the list.
On the Properties window click Shortcut tab and make sure these settings are
correct:
Target: [ "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" ]
Start in:[%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% ]
Shortcut Key: [ None ]
Run: [ Normal Window ][v]

Click [OK] after Finishing and Hit F5 to refresh.

If it doesn't do it try the REG file here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEMax
HTH.
Regards,
nass
 
G

Guest

Thank you

PA Bear said:
1. Close all but one (1) IE window.

2. With your mouse, "grab" the opposing corners/edges of the IE window and
"stretch" it to the desired size.

3. Close the IE window.

The resized window MUST be the last window closed for its size to be
"remembered", Barry.
--
IE-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
 
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Elmo

BARRY1210 said:
Running XP Pro on dell xps 400. When I open IE the window is not full screen.
I can manually resize the window. Is there a way to have IE default to a full
screen view when opened?

The whole story:

With IE shortcuts, you can right-click, click Properties, set the "Run:"
pane to "Maximized".

For IE instances opened from links within email and web sites, open one
IE window, drag the edges till it's the preferred size, nearly
maximized, then close the window. Also try closing the window while
pressing the Ctrl key. Usually this will help Windows remember the
preferred size. It'll be changed occasionally, when a popup window is
opened with specific size, and you'll have to do this again. Another
suggestion:

- Open a webpage. Stretch it out to fullsize. Don't use maximize.
- Choose any link on that webpage and right-click, open in a new window.
- Stretch that second window out to the desired size; don't use
maximize. You can enter this line though:
javascript:moveTo(0,0);resizeTo(1024,768)
(or whatever your screen resolution)
- Close the first IE window. Then close that second resized window.
See:
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/30.html
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEMax

To get maximized windows from Desktop and QL shortcuts, create a few
shortcuts to your browser on your Desktop, or Quick Launch bar, then
edit the shortcuts:

1. Change the "Target:" to:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" http://lpga.com

(as an example site.)

2. After adding the internet address, change the "Run:" pane to "Maximized".

(That will make those shortcuts open IE maximized.) There's also
software available that will switch opened windows to the maximized
condition. Here's one:

http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/

Hope this helps,
 
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Guest

Glad to help and you are welcome.
Regards,
nass
------
www.nasstec.co.uk
BARRY1210 said:
Thank you

nass said:
BARRY1210 said:
Running XP Pro on dell xps 400. When I open IE the window is not full screen.
I can manually resize the window. Is there a way to have IE default to a full
screen view when opened?


You need to stretch the Window to Full screen by Hold down the Left side
mouse and drag
out in all directions (Up, Down, Left, Right) click on a link or type a link
the address bar then close the Window.
Hit Refresh or F5 and close, next time you open a new link or new window it
will open in Maximized Screen/window.

Another, Right click the IE icon on your Desktop and select Properties from
the list.
On the Properties window click Shortcut tab and make sure these settings are
correct:
Target: [ "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" ]
Start in:[%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% ]
Shortcut Key: [ None ]
Run: [ Normal Window ][v]

Click [OK] after Finishing and Hit F5 to refresh.

If it doesn't do it try the REG file here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEMax
HTH.
Regards,
nass
 
G

Guest

Thank you..
Barry

Elmo said:
The whole story:

With IE shortcuts, you can right-click, click Properties, set the "Run:"
pane to "Maximized".

For IE instances opened from links within email and web sites, open one
IE window, drag the edges till it's the preferred size, nearly
maximized, then close the window. Also try closing the window while
pressing the Ctrl key. Usually this will help Windows remember the
preferred size. It'll be changed occasionally, when a popup window is
opened with specific size, and you'll have to do this again. Another
suggestion:

- Open a webpage. Stretch it out to fullsize. Don't use maximize.
- Choose any link on that webpage and right-click, open in a new window.
- Stretch that second window out to the desired size; don't use
maximize. You can enter this line though:
javascript:moveTo(0,0);resizeTo(1024,768)
(or whatever your screen resolution)
- Close the first IE window. Then close that second resized window.
See:
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/30.html
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEMax

To get maximized windows from Desktop and QL shortcuts, create a few
shortcuts to your browser on your Desktop, or Quick Launch bar, then
edit the shortcuts:

1. Change the "Target:" to:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" http://lpga.com

(as an example site.)

2. After adding the internet address, change the "Run:" pane to "Maximized".

(That will make those shortcuts open IE maximized.) There's also
software available that will switch opened windows to the maximized
condition. Here's one:

http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/

Hope this helps,
 

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